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of people's eyes, which was about technology, quite critical comments about technology, which seemed quite a bit odd, given that he has only just started using twitter. >> he is not opposed to technology, as such. he is actually quite charming in his use of it -- for example, twitter. i think he is drawing attention to something that concerns a lot of people, not just catholics or christians, and that is that in the revolution, the information revolution that we are living through, the past 30 years or so, we are all of us experiencing the increasing pace of that revolution that is putting people in distress. we experience it has individuals with the phenomenon is burned -- phenomenon of burnout, which is virtually epidemic in the western world. of course, for society, it has a very serious repercussion, mainly that a society where everybody feels overloaded and cannot cope with how much they are being asked to do, it becomes a very uncaring society, a very egotistical society, and ultimately carries the seeds of its own destruction within itself. that was his message. >> what struck you a
, the technology revolution. and one reason i think that it's really pretty clear that those are key drivers is this is a global phenomenon. and i do sometimes think the american discourse about it tends to be very american. so i'm always quite entertained when i read about, you know, a paper that says rising income inequality in the united states is due to this one particular law passed in the 980s. -- 1980s. okay, then how does that account for rising income inequality in canada or, indeed, even in france, in germany, in the united kingdom? i mean, it's happening all over the world, it's also happening in emerging markets. but i think it is important to face that scary because if you see it just as a political phenomenon, you know, you're going to lose sight of what i think is the biggest challenge which is that these, actually, quite benign economic forces, right? i love the technology revolution, i'm a google addict. they're also drivers of social and political consequences which are not quite so benign. the way i like to look at it, and this is a quote from peter orszag, is, you know, h
forces coming through to the forefront that you need not just to have your technology side, you need to have your presentation side, you need your customer side. i think this is a market that if you make the right choices could very well flourish in all parts of the world. >> how are you dealing with the price war in france between telecom operators. how is it affecting your business? >> let me take the european perspective. i don't think it's a french problem. i sincerely think if you look to why it is that the u.s. is so ahead in that generation, it's because of the business environment. the business environment. what are you allowed to do? because this is a regulated business. and what is the macroeconomic environment? macro, you can do nothing about. if you look at what they're allowed to do, i'm afraid that we still have a very unfortunate situation in europe, we have 28 regulators. we have regulation that is based only on basically low pricing and if you compare with the fcc and the u.s., it also has to look to innovation and new investments. that is not the case in europe. you
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